The Poster Contest is held each year to promote awareness of the work accomplished throughout Union County. The Constitutional Officers of Union County sponsors this poster contest called “My County”.
(From left) Union County Surrogate James LaCorte, Union County Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich and Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi congratulate the winners of the 2012 “My County” poster contest sponsored by the Union County Constitutional Officers. The top winners of the contest, which is open only to fourth-graders, are (from left): Diana Li (1st place) from the McKinley School in Westfield, Diego Fajardo (2nd place) from St. John the Apostle Elementary School in Clark, Alquadir Dixon (3rd place) from the Winfield Scott School No. 2 in Elizabeth and Matteo Patrone (4th place) from St. Michael’s Elementary School in Cranford. (Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)
Fourth graders, who generally study the State of New Jersey and all levels of government, are invited to design a poster for the contest. For future reference some of the rules are as follows:
- The poster must be on standard 22″ x 28″ poster board
- The name, “Union County”, must be in 4-inch letters formed at the top of the poster
- The student’s name, homeroom teacher and school must be printed neatly in the lower right hand corner on the back of the poster
The design and content of the poster are at the discretion of the student, although the theme of the poster must center on Union County. Special knowledge or background is not needed. (A general guideline here would be to depict that which makes a particular county unique.)
There are twelve winning posters that will be published in an annual Union County poster calendar Submission of the posters grants the Constitutional Officers Association permission to display them in public places.